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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7333 / 53°44'0"N

Longitude: -0.5478 / 0°32'52"W

OS Eastings: 495896

OS Northings: 427305

OS Grid: SE958273

Mapcode National: GBR STM8.6F

Mapcode Global: WHGFN.KFC9

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 7 February 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164822

Location: Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Welton

Built-Up Area: Brough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Welton St Helen

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

WELTON COWGATE
SE 9527
(south side)
9/65 Church of Saint Helen
7.2.68
II*
GV
Church. C15 with earlier origins, rebuilt in geometrical style, reusing
some older materials, by Sir G G Scott 1862-3. Small coursed oolitic
limestone rubble, freestone dressings, graduated slate roofs. 3-bay aisled
nave with south porch, central tower with north and south transepts, 3-bay
chancel with north vestry. Nave: low chamfered plinth: 2 sets of paired 2-
light pointed windows with geometrical tracery under hoodmoulds with
foliage-stops to west and face stops to east. Pointed south door of 3
orders: the inner with continuous moulding, the outer 2 on nook-shafts, all
under a hoodmould with foliage stops. Plain coped parapet. South porch:
massive buttresses flanking pointed opening of 2 orders on nook-shafts.
Hoodmould with bishop to west, actress to east. Raised coped gable with
Celtic cross finial. West end: angle buttresses. Central west door of 3
orders: the inner a continuous filleted roll, the outer two with similar
filleted rolls on nook-shafts, all under a hoodmould with monarch stops. To
right and left are buttresses with offsets and spurred gablets. 4-light
west window with geometrical tracery under a hoodmould with foliage stops.
Aisle windows of 2 lights with geometrical tracery under a hoodmould with
foliage stops. Raised coped gable with cross finial. North aisle:
buttresses with offsets. Three 3-light windows of 4 centred arches with
Perpendicular tracery under hoodmoulds. South transept: angle buttresses
with squared offset. Pointed 3-light south window with geometrical tracery
under a hoodmould. Similar, smaller 2-light window to east wall. North
transept: similar fenestration. Chancel: buttresses with offsets, diagonal
buttresses. Three 2-light square-headed windows: two to the east with
cusped ogee tracery, that to the west with cinquefoil heads, mirrored
upside-down in the upper section of the lights. Central tower: angle
buttresses. Small oblong windows to ringing chamber, string course to
belfry stage. 2-light pointed belfry openings with plate tracery under
hoodmoulds with face stops. Bracketed, coped parapet. Interior: north
arcade of 3 pointed, double-chamfered, arches on octagonal abaci and piers:
the east respond and pier are C15, the remainder by Scott. South arcade of
3 pointed moulded orders on cylindrical piers in Transitional style.
Crossing-arches: C15: pointed, double-hollow-chamfered, on moulded imposts
and hollow-chamfered responds. Re-set medieval arch to former north chancel
chapel: pointed and hollow-chamfered arch, on C12 scalloped capital to east
and C19 stiff-leaf capital to west: keeled responds. Original C13 lancet to
chancel north wall. In south-east corner of chancel is a C15 piscina: a
short column supports a basin under a 4-centred canopy beneath a brattished
parapet. At west end of south aisle is a late C12/early C13 effigy of a
cross-legged knight in chain mail. The church contains a fine group of
windows by Morris and Burne-Jones, paid for by a local family who were
related by marriage to Morris; there is also a startling window by
Capronnier.


Listing NGR: SE9589627305

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